Almond Joy Blondies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these rich and decadent #cookies are divine. Perfect #dessert for any occasion. The icing is to die for! #chocolate #coconut #almonds

Almond Joy Blondies

April 28, 2017Teresa

Death by Chocolate – that’s what Almond Joy Blondies are! Prepare yourself for one of the richest desserts ever! Mouthwatering, tempting, decadent, tantalizing and utterly delectable. These blondies are filled with double the chocolate chips, coconut and slivered almonds. Then they’re topped with a light, creamy buttercream frosting and sprinkled with toasted coconut. Say, “Yes!”

I’m always puttering around in my kitchen. A lot of times I create recipes on the fly. But most of the time I usually start thinking about making something a certain way for days in advance. This was one of those recipes. I knew I wanted to use this cookie layer somehow, but then I wanted to top it off with a delicious frosting too, to make the blondie even richer. Yes, ahem, it is I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-Y rich. But it will also become a family favorite, especially if you’re one of those folks who enjoy coconut.

The cookie layer itself is very sweet because it has a lot more coconut, nuts and chocolate chips than a regular batch of chocolate chip cookies would have. Then when you top it with a buttercream frosting layer, it’s like a sugar explosion. It’s hard finding anything to dislike about these tasty treats. They are a real crowd pleaser and perfect for potlucks, backyard barbecues, holidays or tailgating parties.

I made up a batch of these jewels last month for a family in our care group after she got out of the hospital. But because the recipe made so many I also divvied up part of the blondies and sent them with John when he was visiting someone about the same time. I got a note back from that couple saying how much they enjoyed the blondies–actually they raved over how great they were.

If you’re looking for Death by Chocolate (coconut and almonds, too), then look no farther than Almond Joy Blondies. If you need a sensational dessert to wow your parents on Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, this one will do it! Once you sink your teeth into these jewels you’ll think you’re in heaven (and they’ll reach for another).  🙂

Almond Joy Blondies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these rich and decadent #cookies are divine. Perfect #dessert for any occasion. The icing is to die for! #chocolate #coconut #almonds

Almond Joy Blondies are spectacular. 

Almond Joy Blondies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these rich and decadent #cookies are divine. Perfect #dessert for any occasion. The icing is to die for! #chocolate #coconut #almonds

This is the perfect dessert for tailgating parties, potlucks, backyard barbecues – for any occasion.

Almond Joy Blondies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these rich and decadent #cookies are divine. Perfect #dessert for any occasion. The icing is to die for! #chocolate #coconut #almonds

Almond Joy Blondies have double the amount of chocolate chips for most chocolate chip cookie dough recipes. So these bars are incredibly rich and sweet.

Here’s what I did.

Almond Joy Blondies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these rich and decadent #cookies are divine. Perfect #dessert for any occasion. The icing is to die for! #chocolate #coconut #almonds

I used these ingredients for the cookie layer.

Almond Joy Blondies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these rich and decadent #cookies are divine. Perfect #dessert for any occasion. The icing is to die for! #chocolate #coconut #almonds

Soften butter. Add sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, eggs, baking soda and salt.

Almond Joy Blondies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these rich and decadent #cookies are divine. Perfect #dessert for any occasion. The icing is to die for! #chocolate #coconut #almonds

Mix ingredients with an electric mixer until smooth.

Almond Joy Blondies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these rich and decadent #cookies are divine. Perfect #dessert for any occasion. The icing is to die for! #chocolate #coconut #almonds

Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods. Add chocolate chips, coconut and almonds.

Almond Joy Blondies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these rich and decadent #cookies are divine. Perfect #dessert for any occasion. The icing is to die for! #chocolate #coconut #almonds

Stir ingredients with a wooden spoon until well combined.

Almond Joy Blondies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these rich and decadent #cookies are divine. Perfect #dessert for any occasion. The icing is to die for! #chocolate #coconut #almonds

Grease a large sheet pan – 15 1/2 x 21″. Press cookie dough into prepared cookie sheet. (If you don’t have a sheet pan this large you can substitute two 9×13″ glass baking dishes but adjust baking time).

Almond Joy Blondies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these rich and decadent #cookies are divine. Perfect #dessert for any occasion. The icing is to die for! #chocolate #coconut #almonds

Bake at 350 for about 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely before adding icing.

Almond Joy Blondies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these rich and decadent #cookies are divine. Perfect #dessert for any occasion. The icing is to die for! #chocolate #coconut #almonds

I used these ingredients for the icing.

Almond Joy Blondies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these rich and decadent #cookies are divine. Perfect #dessert for any occasion. The icing is to die for! #chocolate #coconut #almonds

Soften butter. Cream with an electric mixer until done.

Almond Joy Blondies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these rich and decadent #cookies are divine. Perfect #dessert for any occasion. The icing is to die for! #chocolate #coconut #almonds

Add powdered sugar, vanilla and milk.

Almond Joy Blondies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these rich and decadent #cookies are divine. Perfect #dessert for any occasion. The icing is to die for! #chocolate #coconut #almonds

Cream icing ingredients with an electric mixer until smooth. I chose to have a lighter icing, but you can add additional powdered sugar if you want it thicker.

Almond Joy Blondies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these rich and decadent #cookies are divine. Perfect #dessert for any occasion. The icing is to die for! #chocolate #coconut #almonds

Spread icing ingredients over top of cooled blondies.

Almond Joy Blondies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these rich and decadent #cookies are divine. Perfect #dessert for any occasion. The icing is to die for! #chocolate #coconut #almonds

Toast coconut about 5 minutes at 350. Stir and fluff once or twice during baking so all sides get lightly browned. Sprinkle toasted coconut over top of icing. Allow to set before cutting. (I refrigerated for about an hour).

Almond Joy Blondies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these rich and decadent #cookies are divine. Perfect #dessert for any occasion. The icing is to die for! #chocolate #coconut #almonds

Almond Joy Blondies are incredibly delicious. They’re perfect for any kind of holiday baking – especially the summer holidays.

Almond Joy Blondies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these rich and decadent #cookies are divine. Perfect #dessert for any occasion. The icing is to die for! #chocolate #coconut #almonds

These bars are delightful for tailgating parties, but prepare your guests for “death by chocolate!” 🙂

Almond Joy Blondies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these rich and decadent #cookies are divine. Perfect #dessert for any occasion. The icing is to die for! #chocolate #coconut #almonds

If you like rich desserts, give Almond Joy Blondies a try.

Here’s the recipe.

ALMOND JOY BLONDIES

(My own concoction)

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These rich, decadent brownies are filled with double chocolate chips, coconut and almonds, then frosted with a luscious buttercream frosting and sprinkled with toasted coconut. Perfect for holidays, potlucks, backyard barbecues or tailgating parties.
Almond Joy Blondies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these rich and decadent #cookies are divine. Perfect #dessert for any occasion. The icing is to die for! #chocolate #coconut #almonds
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
BUTTERCREAM FROSTING:
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
BUTTERCREAM FROSTING:
Almond Joy Blondies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these rich and decadent #cookies are divine. Perfect #dessert for any occasion. The icing is to die for! #chocolate #coconut #almonds
Instructions
BUTTERCREAM FROSTING:
  1. Cream the butter with an electric mixer until smooth, about a minute.
  2. Add powdered sugar, vanilla and milk and mix until smooth.
  3. Spread Buttercream over top of blondies.
  4. Sprinkle toasted coconut on top of icing.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: If you don’t have a cookie sheet that large (3/4 cookie sheet pan), then you can substitute two 9x13” glass baking dishes.

NOTE: Refrigerate one hour before cutting into bars.

NOTE: To toast coconut, spread coconut on cookie sheet and bake at 350° about 5 minutes. Fluff coconut with a fork a few times while cooking so that all sides lightly brown.

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Almond Joy Blondies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these rich and decadent #cookies are divine. Perfect #dessert for any occasion. The icing is to die for! #chocolate #coconut #almonds

Almond Joy Blondies were a big hit with our friends. I believe they’ll be a big hit in your home, too.

Almond Joy Blondies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these rich and decadent #cookies are divine. Perfect #dessert for any occasion. The icing is to die for! #chocolate #coconut #almonds

Every bite will have you drooling.

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Print Recipe
Almond Joy Blondies BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
These rich, decadent brownies are filled with double chocolate chips, coconut and almonds, then frosted with a luscious buttercream frosting and sprinkled with toasted coconut. Perfect for holidays, potlucks, backyard barbecues or tailgating parties.
Almond Joy Blondies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these rich and decadent #cookies are divine. Perfect #dessert for any occasion. The icing is to die for! #chocolate #coconut #almonds
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
BUTTERCREAM FROSTING:
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
BUTTERCREAM FROSTING:
Almond Joy Blondies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these rich and decadent #cookies are divine. Perfect #dessert for any occasion. The icing is to die for! #chocolate #coconut #almonds
Instructions
BUTTERCREAM FROSTING:
  1. Cream the butter with an electric mixer until smooth, about a minute.
  2. Add powdered sugar, vanilla and milk and mix until smooth.
  3. Spread Buttercream over top of blondies.
  4. Sprinkle toasted coconut on top of icing.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: If you don’t have a cookie sheet that large (3/4 cookie sheet pan), then you can substitute two 9x13” glass baking dishes.

NOTE: Refrigerate one hour before cutting into bars.

NOTE: To toast coconut, spread coconut on cookie sheet and bake at 350° about 5 minutes. Fluff coconut with a fork a few times while cooking so that all sides lightly brown.

© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

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